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Skilling Queenslanders for Work – First Start Program

Closing Date
See below

- New or Existing Tourism Operator
- Community or not-for-profit organisation
- Local Government Authority

Last Updated
27 March 2013
This program aims to provide young people and other disadvantaged job seekers with opportunities to gain a nationally recognised qualification and paid work experience through subsidised apprenticeships and traineeships in the public and community sectors.
Funding is available as follows:
  • Up to $10,000 for Local Government Authorities
  • Up to $10,000 for Aboriginal and Island Councils
  • Up to $19,000 for Not-for-profit community organisations
General Eligibility
Local Government Authorities, Aboriginal and Island Councils, and not-for-profit community organisations are eligible to apply. The latter must be community based, rather than industry based and must not operate in a commercially competitive environment.
Closing Date
This program is open on an ongoing basis.
Assistance Provided
Expected outcome from activities are:
  • To provide assistance to individuals to achieve employment and/or training outcomes.
  • Full or part time employment on a permanent, temporary, casual or self employment basis.
  • A further education or training outcome including tertiary courses; accredited vocational education and training courses, language, literacy and numeracy courses and return to full-time school education.
Contact Details
Department of Education, Training and Employment
Phone: 1300 369 925

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